Anand Shankar is an Indian cinema screenwriter and director. Anand has mainly worked in Tamil cinema. Anand has started his career with the movie, Anjaana Anjaani where he was the assistant director. He was born on 26 November 1986 in Tamil Nadu. Anand had his relatives belonging to film fraternity. His grandfather, Komal Swaminathan was a Nation Award Winning playwright.Anand Shankar did a B.Tech degree in the specialization of mechanical course and completed his graduation from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai. Later, he went to study at the New York Film Academy. Also, Srikanth Ravichandran, his cousin tied the knot with Television Anchor Dhivyadharshini.
Anand also worked with producer-director A.R. Murugadoss as an assistant in the films Thuppaki and Ezham Arivu. Arima Nambi, his debut as a director, starred actors, Priya Anand and Vikram Prabhu in the leads. Arima Nambi is a Tamil thriller movie. He gained a lot of recognition for his debut film and was also liked by the critics. Currently, he is directing Iru Mugan, which starred Nayantara, Chiyaan Vikram, and Nithya Menen.